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EPA settles with Badger Meter on hazardous waste violations; includes $105,400 penalty

Release Date: 09/29/2005
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CONTACT: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA188

CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2005) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Badger Meter Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., for alleged violations of federal rules on hazardous waste. The manufacturer of water and oil meters has agreed to pay a penalty of $105,400 to settle the violations.

Badger Meter, located at 4545 W. Brown Deer Rd., was cited for violating Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements for managing hazardous waste including: container marking, personnel training, listing of emergency equipment, weekly inspections, and a professional engineer's assessment and certification for Badger's hazardous waste storage tank. The company is now in compliance with requirements.

Under RCRA, EPA regulates hazardous waste from production to final disposal.